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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    Merriam-Webster on the other hand gives as its first definition

    Definition of peruse
    1a: to examine or consider with attention and in detail : STUDY
    b: to look over or through in a casual or cursory manner
    interesting, so peruse can mean either one thing or another!
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    yes, we definitely need to sanction such behavior
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    A bi-definition word
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf View Post
    A bi-definition word
    An autoantonym!

    Is 'sanctioned sanctions' a tautology, oxymoron, self-contradiction or a paradox?
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    Which raises the question: Why do we have/need multiple synonyms and antonyms?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    Is 'sanctioned sanctions' a tautology, oxymoron, self-contradiction or a paradox?
    A paradox? Isn't that two guys who run for Oregon?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf View Post
    Atticus may have invented a new word. Can you think of a better more concise/descriptive word for reading something again?
    Reread?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tandfman View Post
    A paradox? Isn't that two guys who run for Oregon?
    No it's an old English plow.
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    I wanted to build a second pier next to my first, but the zoning guy said I could not. When I asked why, he said that would be a.....wait for it........paradox.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremyp View Post
    Reread?
    Different connotation, esp. in this context.
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